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Washington Redskins Mailbag Part 1 | ESPN Redskins Blog

John Keim: I wouldn't say they're content. They absolutely had more holes to fill on defense, so that was a bigger priority. But they did express interest in some right tackles; it's just that the market was thin so they weren't going to pay a higher sum for a player who wasn't an upgrade. There just weren't many areas to address, either. Aside from tackle, maybe a guard but, again, you shouldn't pay big money for guards and they did not. Also, the market wasn't strong at that spot. A big way they can improve is through quarterback play, regardless of who ends up with the job. I also think they'll address offense in the draft and look for more linemen, receiver depth and a third-down back among other spots. All of that is needed as well and can help.

Washington Redskins Mailbag Part 2| ESPN Redskins Blog

Keim: The simple and easy answer is that with a fullback, it's all based on matchups and how the team believes it needs to attack the defense. Mike Shanahan used a fullback more than Jay Gruden - some of that just stems from style of offense. Last season, Young played 198 snaps - 18 fewer than the previous year, but he also missed three games with an injury in 2013. In 2012, Young played 305 snaps (he blocked well in the zone-read game).

Need to know: Will any Redskins players be traded pre-draft | CSN Washington

I'm not sure I see a market for either player, at least not one that would generate an offer the Redskins would have a hard time turning down. Cousins was relegated to the bench after throwing interceptions in bunches last year and not reacting well to them. Garçon might be an attractive player but I don't see a team giving up much for a good, not great, player with $7.5 million in salary and bonuses this year and $8 million in 2016. If there is any interest I'd say it comes after the draft if some teams didn't get what they wanted in Chicago. But for right now I think that both players are worth more to the Redskins than they could get in return for them.

Should the Redskins have been more patient in getting Goldson? | CSN Washington

It was pretty well known that the Bucs had no intention of paying Goldson, who will turn 31 in September, the $8 million in salary and workout bonus that he was due in 2015. They were trying to trade him but if they were unable to do so they were going to cut him and eat the $4 million in guaranteed salary that was part of the free agent deal Goldson signed in 2013.

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